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Director Matt Reeves Teases His Batman

Director Matt Reeves has posted the first look of Robert Pattison as Batman in the now shooting The Batman. The video was shot by the film’s director of photography Greig Fraser with music by the film’s composer Michael Giacchino.

The look is reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s take on the character in his trilogy. The design has a grounded design about it, like hockey equipment meets skating pads meets police armor. We also get a first look at the new Bat-symbol.

The Batman is set to come to theaters on June 25, 2021.

The Batman – Camera Test from Matt Reeves on Vimeo.

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New Mutants #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone looking forward to? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Report: Matt Reeves’ The Batman has found its Alfred and The Penguin – Some interesting potential casting.

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The Beat – Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists
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Zoë Kravitz Will Play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in The Batman

Catwoman

Rumors have swirled as to who will be seen in The Batman, the next iteration of the popular comic character. It has been revealed that Zoë Kravitz will slide into the role of Selina Kyle, Catwoman in the film. She’ll star opposite Robert Pattinson who will don the cape as Bruce Wayne, Batman.

Kyle/Catwoman has morphed into an antiheroine and sometime love interest for Wayne/Batman. A recent storyline had the two about to be married which didn’t go ahead.

Numerous other actors were rumored for the role including Zazie Beetz, Eiza Gonzalez, and Alicia Vikander.

Production on the film is slated to begin filming in late 2019 or early 2020. The Batman is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz is the latest in a long line of defining women to take on the role of Catowman. Actresses to take on the character include Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lee Meriweather, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Camren Bicondova and many more. The character has appeared in comics, television, movies, video games, animation, and radio.

Catwoman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and debuted in Batman #1 published in 1940.

Director Matt Reeves tweeted out the below in response to the news:

Robert Pattinson is “Officially” The Batman

Robert Pattinson

Reports are coming out that a deal has closed and Robert Pattinson will be donning the cowl for The Batman directed by Matt Reeves.

Pattinson beat out Nicholas Hoult for the role and reports yesterday said the two were screen testing today. Variety says “the studio confirmed” that a deal was signed. Deadline has a different take and is reporting that Warner Bros. has “approved” the casting and negotiations will be getting underway.

As with all casting, nothing is official until the studio publicly announces it. So, wait until Warner Bros., Reeves, or Pattinson make an official announcement, which is said to be “imminent.” There’s been numerous clickbait casting reports that have turned into nothing in recent years and in fact some were never even on the table to start.

Pre-production for the film begins this summer and it’s set to come to theaters June 25, 2021.

Expect the official roll out to build excitement and buzz to begin at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Robert Pattinson In Negotiations for Matt Reeves’ The Batman

Robert Pattinson

Variety is reporting that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play the lead in Matt ReevesThe Batman. The film is currently scheduled to come to theaters June 25, 2021.

The deal is not yet done, by
Robert Pattinson is the top choice and the deal is reported to be signed shortly. While this was an “exclusive” breaking news, others are reporting that Pattinson is just on the short list along with Nicholas Hoult. Armie Hammer has been rumored for the role for some time and was set to play the character in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal.

Pre-production for the film is expected to begin this summer and we’d expect an official surprise announcement during San Diego Comic-Con.

Reeves took over directing duties from Ben Affleck for the film in January 2017 and the two have been developing the project since.

Robert Pattinson, age 32, would be the youngest to play the character on the big screen setting up a potential long run and continuity for the character when it comes to actors.

Robert Pattinson rose to fame playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight series of films. He also played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He’s worked steadily since he began acting in 2004 in both box office blockbusters and smaller films. He’s been cast in Christopher Nolan’s mystery project to be released in 2020. That film is also being released by Warner Bros. which is the company behind The Batman.

No official start date for the film has been set. Warner Bros. has been showing patience for the film to get it right.

BOOM!, Peter Dinklage, Netflix, and Matt Reeves Team Up for a Feature Version of Last Sons of America

Last Sons of America

BOOM! Studios, Peter Dinklage, Netflix, and Matt Reeves are coming together for a feature version of Last Sons of America by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith.

Dinklage will start in the film that’s set in a not too distant feature where Americans can no longer conceive children which have become a valuable commodity around the globe. The story follows two brothers, Jackie and Julian (Dinklage), who operate as adoption agents in Colombia. There they secure deals with families willing to give up their children for a “better life” in America. Things spiral out of control dragging the brothers into a dark mystery about the world’s status quo.

Josh Mond will direct and is adapting, while additional casting is still being worked on. Producing are Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho, Dinklage and David Ginsberg for Estuary Films, and Ross Richie and Stephen Christy for BOOM! Executive producers are 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn and BOOM!’s Adam Yoelin.

6th & Idaho and BOOM! are also in pre-production on adapting another comic series, Mouse Guard, for Fox.

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The weekend is almost here! It’s just a break before more conventions next week! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below!

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ICv2 – Wizard World Sales Drop Nearly 50% – That’s not good.

The Outhouse – The Batman Director Matt Reeves Clarifies Statements Regarding Film’s Standing In DCEU – So reporting was wrong?

The Hollywood Reporter – Behind Netflix’s Bold Bet on Comics King Mark Millar – Get the behind the scenes info.

 

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Mouse Guard Film in the Works!

The Art of Mouse Guard by David PetersenBOOM! Studios‘ ninth announcement in the Road To San Diego is that a movie based on David Petersen‘s long-running Archaia fantasy series, Mouse Guard, is in the works!

The film will be written by Gary Whitta, the screenwriter of December’s hotly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and produced by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves along with BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.

Launched in 2005, Mouse Guard is the epic series created, written, and illustrated by David Petersen about an elite group of warrior mice who are sworn to protect mousekind from their enemies and to help keep order within the mice territories. The series has sold almost a million copies combined and has been translated into 10 languages. Publications include Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, and three volumes of Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, in which a host of writers and artists contribute Mouse Gaurd short stories. Recent releases include The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005 – 2015 and Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks, with the Mouse Guard Coloring Book coming in October, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vols. 1-3 Box Set coming in November, and Mouse Guard: The Weasel War of 1149 expected in 2017.

David Petersen will appear at San Diego Comic-Con July 20-24 at Table GG-9 and host a panel, “The World of Mouse Guard,” at 5pm in Room 32AB with guests BOOM! Associate Editor Cameron Chittock; Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), who will perform a live reading of a Mouse Guard, short story; and screenwriter Gary Whitta.